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In the White Light

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In the White Light

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Plains of Hoshido

New units

Felicia* or Jakob*



I'm sorry. I can't go back. King Garon is a coward and a liar. I've witnessed enough of his destruction. Causing an explosion in a crowded city center with no regard for innocent life. That's the action of a madman.
— Corrin reasoning for their decision of siding with Hoshido

In the White Light (Japanese: 光へ手を伸ばす A Hand Reaches Toward the Light) is the sixth chapter of the Birthright campaign in Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin has made his/her fateful decision to take the Hoshidan side of the family's squabble and side with his/her (apparent) blood siblings, and thus must face off against the people he/she grew up knowing as his/her siblings.


Main article: In the White Light/Script
The below plot corresponds to the use of a male Corrin. If you refresh this page, it is possible to get an alternate reading using a female variation instead.

Continuing from Corrin's decision having chosen to side with Hoshido, he tells Xander to withdraw his troops, after which Xander deduces Corrin's decision to which Corrin confirms; Xander states his fear that the Hoshidans might have tried to brainwash Corrin and states that he knows of his Hoshidan lineage yet still sees him as his brother and that Camilla, Leo, and Elise also feel that way before begging him to return to Nohr. Corrin states that he is not returning to Nohr and states that Garon is a coward and a liar, and that causing an explosion in a crowded city center with no regard for innocent life is a clear sign of a madman; Corrin then states that, if Garon thought of him as family, he would not have orchestrated that incident as he could have easily been killed alongside Mikoto, telling Xander that Garon is pure evil. Xander refuses to believe him and then starts attacking Corrin intent on getting him to change his mind and vowing to kill him if he does not comply, after which Ryoma jumps into the fray to protect Corrin; Xander then calls Camilla, Leo, and Elise into action, with them vowing to ensure Corrin returns to Nohr with them--this is followed by Ryoma calling Hinoka, Takumi, and Sakura into action, vowing to protect Corrin.

Right as the battle is about to begin, Felicia runs onto the battlefield and tells Corrin that she's made it back to him and asks him if everything is OK, to which Corrin states that they're far from OK but that there's no time to explain; Corrin tells Felicia that her timing is terrible and asks her what she's doing in the area at this time, to which Felicia states that she's been looking for Corrin the whole time and now that she's in the area, she'll be by his side. The battle begins at this point.

Once the battle ends, Corrin wonders if the future of the Hoshidans is a lifetime of conflict with Nohr, to which Azura states that she understands Corrin's reluctance to fight and suggests leaving the fighting to her and Ryoma; Corrin states that burying his head in the sand won't change the reality of the situation and reaffirms his decision to side with Hoshido, stating that the hardest choice he has ever had to make is hopefully the right choice that leads to peace. The intro cutscene to the Birthright campaign, "Hoshido Intro", plays at this point, followed by the tutorial and formal introduction to the My Castle concept.


Nohrian and Hoshidan royals clash blades on the battlefield. Corrin is torn between both kingdoms but finally makes a fateful decision...

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Xander Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed* 9 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 5 {{{third}}}

Initial DV active

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This chapter's map is 20 columns by 22 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait felicia fe14.png
Automatically from the start
(If Corrin is male)
Small portrait jakob fe14.png
Automatically from the start
(If Corrin is female)
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar m-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.png

Additionally, the player has playable access to Hinoka, Takumi, and Ryoma in this chapter, but these characters cannot gain experience, cannot trade their items with other characters, and will leave the player's control at chapter's end. These three set up as follows:

Hinoka Takumi Ryoma

Small portrait hinoka fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Ma 3ds02 sky knight hinoka playable.gif Sky Knight
Level 8
Movement 7
Max HP 23 Speed 16
Strength 9 Luck 12
Magic 4 Defense 9+1
Skill 13 Resistance 15+1
Inventory Skills
Iron Naginata Rallying Cry
Darting Blow
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata C Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --
Note: Hinoka's stats, but not her weapon, are the same as she will have when eventually recruited in chapter 8.

Item data

No items are obtained in this chapter.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 20, row 1: The northeasternmost square of the map
  • Column 4, row 21: Four squares west, three squares south of the southwestern point of the southern bridge

Dragon Vein data

The Dragon Vein in this chapter is stated to have the effect "Use fire to dry up the river". It is located as follows:

  • Column 7, row 20: One square north, one square east of Elise's initial position

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds02 fighter enemy.gif Nohrian Fighter 6 1 24 14 0 10 9 4 7 4 5 Bronze Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds02 dark knight leo enemy.gif Leo Dark Knight 2 1 24 12 8 14 7 9 8 10 8 Brynhildr
Pragmatic Malefic Aura Heartseeker
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds02 malig knight camilla enemy.gif Camilla Malig Knight 3 1 24 11 9 15 8 6 13 10 8 Fire Iron Axe
Rose's Thorns
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma 3ds02 troubadour elise enemy.gif Elise Troubadour 7 1 19 2 11 5 10 14 4 11 7 Heal
Lily's Poise
Ma 3ds02 paladin xander enemy.gif Xander Paladin 5 1 38 12 2 12 11 18 18+4 11 8 Siegfried
Chivalry Elbow Room

Boss data

Main article: Xander

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait xander fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Ma 3ds02 paladin xander enemy.gif Paladin
Level 5
Movement 8
Max HP 38 Speed 11
Strength 12 Luck 18
Magic 2 Defense 18+4
Skill 12 Resistance 11
Inventory Skills
Siegfried Chivalry
Elbow Room
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas B Lances/Naginata D Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

For the Birthright path, your starting lineup consists of everyone you had access to for Chapter 5 plus Felicia/Jakob. Rinkah has surprisingly poor Strength for an axe unit, but she has decent bulk and gives good bulk with her Pair-Up bonuses. Kaze is in the coveted Ninja class, giving him high Speed and unrestricted two-range weapons to help him deal with the Birthright route's emphasis on enemy quantity over quality. Sakura is a basic healer; she has surprisingly good Strength, making her a solid Priestess. Azura is very good for a Dancer owing to her good join time, and can actually become a decent glass cannon in addition to her traditional Dancer role. Felicia and Jakob are both very good early game healers due to their early access to endgame-level skills. In particular, Felicia makes great use of the Flame Shuriken. You have room to experiment a bit with your Avatar on the Birthright route due to the lower difficulty; +Speed/-Luck is never a bad choice. If playing as a male, the Fighter class is the best to pass on to Reina since she can get great Pair-Up bonuses as a Berserker, while the Samurai class is the best to pass on to Scarlet since Vantage works very well with her personal skill In Extremis. You also have temporary control of the Hoshidan royal siblings, but they can't gain experience.

The Avatar and Felicia/Jakob should tag-team the Fighter, while Kaze and Rinkah should tag-team the Outlaw. Hinoka and Takumi should block off the bridge while disposing of Leo. Azura can dance for anyone who needs it, and Sakura should heal Hinoka. Finally, Ryoma should move onto Leo's old spot and kill the Cavalier so that Takumi will not be defeated on the enemy phase. Xander will then attack Ryoma. If he crits, that's that; if not, you can finish him off on turn 2.


  • On a Conquest cartridge, the game cannot proceed past this point without the player purchasing and downloading the Birthright campaign as DLC.
  • Elise is the only Nohr royal sibling who is not fought outside of this chapter.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

In the White Light



A Hand Reaches Toward the Light


Baignée de lumière

Bathed in light


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The Path Is Yours In the White Light A Vow Upheld
Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions Birthright: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Conquest: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Revelation: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Notre SagesseValla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentFire Emblem Fates: Crown of NibelungName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack